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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of ken.


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  • Inwardly steeling himself, Denoriel flipped up the silk flap and drew the cross out of the pouch by the heavy gold chain he had "kenned," created, and connected to the cross-at the cost of burnt fingers that Mwynwen had to heal.

    This Scepter'd Isle

  • She "kenned" his approach always, and at times when his life had been in danger -- and these were not of infrequent occurrence -- Mary Kerry, if sleeping, had awakened, trembling, though the scene of peril were a hundred miles away, and if awake had blanched and known a deadly sudden fear.


  • I kenned Stella, asked her to move back to that higher box.

    Ancient, Strange, and Lovely

  • I kenned Stella down to my shoulder and was heading upstairs when I jerked to a stop.

    Ancient, Strange, and Lovely

  • In all the family stories, no one had ever kenned with anything other than birds.

    Ancient, Strange, and Lovely

  • I nestled him against my chest, kenned him comforting vibes.

    Ancient, Strange, and Lovely

  • I kenned her, felt her in my head: edgy now, but not alarmed.

    Ancient, Strange, and Lovely

  • I crept downstairs into the dim moonlit glow of the kitchen and kenned Stella to the top of the cabinets.

    Ancient, Strange, and Lovely

  • I kenned the critter, halfway hoping to feel a friendly thrum.

    Ancient, Strange, and Lovely

  • He leaned against me, pillowing his head on my leg, and kenned me a contented little hum.

    Ancient, Strange, and Lovely


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